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Have you read a great book lately? Tell us about it. I can always use another good read!

Meanwhile, grab your coffee, pull up a chair, and join my chat with Danielle Devor about books and a little of this and that.

Danielle, I already know how you take your coffee from your bio, so I've fixed you a frappuccino. Shall we get started with your bio?


Named one of the Examiner's 2014 Women in Horror: 93 Horror Authors You Need to Read Right Now, Danielle DeVor has been spinning the spider webs, or rather, the keyboard for more frights and oddities. She spent her early years fantasizing about vampires and watching "Salem's Lot" way too many times. When not writing and reading about weird things, you will find her hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, enjoying a mocha frappuccino.

You asked for something unique about myself:
I enjoy watching people get hit with a taser on TV. I also have a second choice in coffees: Timothy’s German Chocolate Cake coffee black.

Note from Ally: She's also a an avid crocheter and loves vampires, horror films, music, ballet and animals.

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Twitter: @sammyig

Ally: I understand that you write young adult fiction. Why do you think his style of fiction has become so popular with adult audiences in recent years?

DANIELLE:  I think, mostly, YA authors concentrate on the story instead of the hype. A lot of so-called adult books are designed to be best sellers whereas YA authors, while they would like to have a hit, also want their readers to engage with their characters.

Ally:  What is the major setting for the novel you brought today? Why did you choose that location?

DANIELLE:  Orinth, Ohio. I wanted middle America, but I created the town because I wanted to do some pretty ugly things to it.

Ally:  What made you become a writer?

DANIELLE:  My brain. It decided I should start writing novels.
 (Note from Ally: I snatched the following elaboration from her website.)
"I didn’t pop out of the womb as a writer, but I always had stories bouncing around in my brain. Usually, these stories were fodder from daytime talk shows mixed with whatever supernatural element struck my fancy that particular day. "

Ally:  What is your current WIP?

DANIELLE:  Book 3 of the Sorrow’s Series.

Ally: Let's try a few quick answer questions:

  •      Is your best friend male or female? female
  •      If you were a superhero, who or what would you be? Batman
  •      Where did you last go shopping? Grocery store
  •      An item on your bucket list:  to see the real Vlad Tsepes’ castle
  •      Favorite dessert:  anything chocolate.
Ally:  Thanks so much for having coffee with us. Tell us about the book you brought.

Sometimes lullabies aren’t soothing; they’re deadly.

Sixteen-year-old, Jason Miller, wants three things: to become a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, graduate from high school, and avoid his mother’s ballet classes.

When he finds the body of the most popular girl in school, he has a major freak-out session, and then calls 911. But if finding a body wasn’t bad enough, when a horse doll made of human skin and hair is found in his locker, the entire town accuses Jason of the murder.

As the body count rises, so does the hostility. Jason is left with a choice: To run and hide or to clear his name and find out why the killer is targeting him before it’s too late.

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